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The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. Our goal is to provide the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society, both to inform contemporary medicine and strengthen understanding of the world in which we live. The MHL’s growing collection of digitized medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films number in the tens of thousands, with representative works from each of the past six centuries, all of which are available here through the Internet Archive.

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Cushing-Whitney Medical Library
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Books contributed by the Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
Chemist and Druggist
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Chemist and Druggist, the leading trade journal for the pharmacy community in the UK, has been in continuous publication since 1859. It contains a wealth of information for studying the history of medicine and pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Also contained in its pages are many striking visual examples from over 150 years of developments in advertising, packaging and graphic design. The Chemist and Druggist has been made available by the Wellcome Library , one of the greatest...
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Navy Medicine is an integral part of today’s Navy and Marine Corps team and has been a part of that team since the American Revolution. Today’s Navy and Marine Corps team is engaged in a global power competition. Our country depends upon Navy Medicine’s unique expeditionary medical expertise to prepare and support Naval forces, including both Navy and Marine forces. This renewed global power competition requires Navy Medicine to be more agile and capable of operating in a distributed...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
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Topics: Anatomy, Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Anatomy, Breast...
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Welcome to the Samuel J. Wood Library of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. This site features items scanned from the Medical Center Archives .
Wellcome Library
by London Library. n 84135899; Wright, C. T. Hagberg (Charles Theodore Hagberg), 1862-1940. no 94013862; Purnell, Christopher James
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Vol. 1 published by Williams & Norgate
Topics: Subject Headings, Subject catalogs, Subject headings
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Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Library & Archives Service
by Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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At head of title: To members of parliament and others
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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Shows how a typical labour should be managed, including abdominal and vaginal examination, the second stage of labour, the patient prepared for delivery, the control of the foetal head, examination of the umbilical cord, use of the mucus cather, ligation of the cord, expulsion of the placenta and an examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor, Obstetric, Medical sciences, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor,...
UCSF Industry Archives Videos
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Compilation of Virginia Slims cigarette television commercials including "You've Come a Long Way Baby."
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, male, female, Browse by keywords in UCSF...
UCSF Industry Archives Videos
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Compilation of Marlboro commercials from the 1960s and 1970s.
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, male, Browse by keywords in UCSF industry videos
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Krafft-Ebing, R. von (Richard), 1840-1902; Rehman, Francis Joseph, 1852-
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Topic: Sexual perversion
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
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Topics: English language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries English, Medicine -- French
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Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
UCSF Industry Archives Videos
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Compilation of Marlboro commercials from the 1960s with the Marlboro Country theme.
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, male, television, menthol cigarette, promotional campaign, Browse...
UCSF Industry Archives Videos
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Compilation of Camel cigarette commercials. 
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, Browse by keywords in UCSF industry videos
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Unwin, J. D. (Joseph Daniel), 1895-1936.; Unwin, J. D. (Joseph Daniel), 1895-1936
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"Notes and references": p. [433]-617. Bibliography: p. [624]-642
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Topics: Primitive societies, Sexual ethics, Sex, Culture
Television commercials for Winston cigarettes ("Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should") with characters from the Flintstones and sponsorship of television program.
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, Browse by keywords in UCSF industry videos
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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This film in two parts shows the mechanism of an artifical respirator (an iron lung) a female patient is shown being placed in the machine and then cared for by nurses (she is fed, groomed and given an enema). The second part starts with instructions as to what to do if there are electrical or mechanical faults in the machinery. 3 segments.
Topics: Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Respiration, Artificial, Medical equipment, Respiratory...
Plate, facing p. [ii], contains dedication to the memory of Samuel Birch, within colored ornamental border of Egyptian design
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Topics: Egyptian language, Egyptian language, Egyptian language
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Barton, Wilfred Mason, 1871-1930; Wells, Walter Augustine, 1870-
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Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
Originally published in 1652 under title: The English physician
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Topics: Materia medica, Botany, Medical, Herbs
Includes index
Topics: Electrohomeopathy, Homeopathy, Electrotherapeutics, Homeopathy, Electric Stimulation Therapy
Wellcome Library
by Grose, Francis, 1731?-1791. n 50032813
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ESTC
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Topic: English language
UCSF Industry Archives Videos
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Compilation of Winston cigarette commercials.
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, filter, Browse by keywords in UCSF industry videos
UCSF Industry Archives Videos
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Animated and live commercials with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz advertising Philip Morris cigarettes.
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, Browse by keywords in UCSF industry videos
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Topics: Biochemistry, Bromides
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Ukers, William Harrison, 1873-
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Topic: Coffee
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Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
by Jacobs, Philip P. (Philip Peter), 1879-1940; National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis (U.S.)
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Includes index
Topic: Tuberculosis Societies
The Medical Heritage Library
by Gray, Henry, 1825-1861
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Human anatomy, Anatomy
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Treves, Frederick, Sir, 1853-1923
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Topics: Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862-1890, Physicians -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc,...
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Topic: Heraldry
UCSF Industry Archives Videos
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Kool cigarette commercial.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, menthol cigarette, male, Browse by keywords in UCSF...
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by [Giltner, Ward]
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Topic: Micro-organisms
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Mosselman, Gustave; Lienaux, E.
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Topic: Veterinary bacteriology
Royal College of Surgeons of England
by Royal College of Surgeons of England
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The Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Topic: Social Conditions
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Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
Includes index
Topics: Homeopathy, Homeopathy
UCSF Industry Archives Videos
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Compilation of Winston, Salem and Camel cigarette commercials.
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University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Remington, Joseph P. (Joseph Price), 1847-1918
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Title varies: 1st-6th ed., The Practice of pharmacy
Topic: Pharmacy
M.C. Migel Memorial Collection and Library
by Henry E. Garrett
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Topic: Psychology and Psychiatry
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Topic: Medicine
Footage of various Philip Morris sponsored auto racing teams. Click Here to View Part 1 Click Here to View Part 2 Click Here to View Part 3
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Topics: Photography of the nude, Photography, Erotic
The Medical Heritage Library
by Lippe, Adolph von, 1812-1888
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Includes index
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica, Homeopathy
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
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Topic: Pharmacists
The Medical Heritage Library
by Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939; Brill, A. A. (Abraham Arden), 1874-1948
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"Literary index": p. 494-499
Topics: Dreams, Psychoanalysis, Dreams, Psychoanalysis
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Occultism
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Gordon, Alfred, 1869-
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Topics: English language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries English, Medicine
National Institutes of Health Publications
by United States. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Human experimentation in medicine, Radiation, Medical ethics
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Topic: Plant names, Popular
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Silveira Pinto, Albano Anthero da, 1819-1885; Sanches de Baena, Augusto Romano Sanches de Baena e Farinha, visconde de, 1822-1909
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"Continuada pelo visconde de Sanches de Baena."
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Topics: Nobility, Heraldry, Portugal
UCSF Industry Archives Videos
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Compilation of anti-smoking commercials sponsored by California Department of Health Services.
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, anti-smoking advocacy, cancer, local government agency,...
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Topics: Burial, Medical jurisprudence
The Medical Heritage Library
by Bartholow, Roberts, 1831-1904
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Generative organs, Male, Masturbation, Genital Diseases, Male, Masturbation
Wellcome Library
by Solomon, King of Israel. n 80024516; Mathers, S. L. MacGregor (Samuel Liddell MacGregor)
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Limited ed. of 500 numbered copies
Topic: Jewish magic
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Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Chakraberty, Chandra
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Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
UCSF Industry Archives Videos
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Video on how cigarettes are made, particularly the processing of the tobacco leaves and stems, emphasizing that a cigarette's nicotine level is below that of its original, unprocessed tobacco leaf.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, tobacco leaf, tobacco processing, tobacco farming, low yield cigarette, tar,...
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Topic: Botany
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Merck, E. (Emanuel); E. Merck (Firm)
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"Vorwort zur zweiten Auflage" signed E. Merck
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Topics: Chemicals, Drugs, Materia medica
Issued in a limited edition of "only three thousand copies"
Topics: Erotic literature, Erotic art, Sex in literature, Pornography, Sex, Prostitution, Homosexuality,...
Mainstreaming preschoolers; DHEW publication, no. (OHDS) 78-31110
Topic: Education
Edition limited to 300 numbered copies on French hand-made paper"
Topic: Sex
Began with: Vol. 29 (July 5, 1902) = no. 744; ceased with: v. 104 (Apr. 1956)= no. 2251
Topic: Nursing
UCSF Industry Archives Videos
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Skoal commercial with Earl Campbell.
Topics: male, smokeless tobacco, television, advertising, Browse by keywords in UCSF industry videos
The Medical Heritage Library
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Added t.p., engraved
Topics: Monsters, Abnormalities, Human, Congenital Abnormalities
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hippocrates; Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Galen
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NLM copy 1, stamp of Mott Memorial Library on t.p
Topics: History of Medicine, History, Ancient, Greek World
The Medical Heritage Library
by Allen, Timothy Field, 1837-1902
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Association: Burt J. Maycock
Topics: Homeopathy, Homeopathy, Materia Medica
The Medical Heritage Library
by Garrison, Fielding H. (Fielding Hudson), 1870-1935
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"Breve resumen de la historia de la medicina en España, por Dr. Garcia del Real": v. 2, p. 405-407
Topics: Medicine, Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Ireland, William W.(William Wotherspoon),1832-1909
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Revision of On idiocy and imbecility
Topics: Stupidity, Mental retardation, Children with mental disabilities, Child psychiatry, Mental...
The Medical Heritage Library
by Lilienthal, Samuel, 1815-1891
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Topic: Homeopathy
Bibliography: p. 915-929
Topics: Medicine, Medicine, Abnormalities, Human, Abnormalities